Nine convicted drug traffickers have been recently hanged in Iran, according to several middle eastern news sources all citing the Islamic Republic News Agency.Details on the matter were sparse, but it appeared that three drug traffickers were hanged at a prison in the northwest Iranian province of Ardabil on charges of buying and transporting heroin and opium. Iran is located more or Leggi Tutto
Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice on Friday denied accusations that it was unwilling to carry out death sentences, saying that all 37 inmates on death row in Taiwan are currently engaged in the process of applying for legal remedies.The prisoners have brought their cases to Taiwan's
Parallel to its warmongering in the region, Iran’s regime continues to ratchet up human rights abuses in its prisons, especially against political prisoners. And the beginning of the new year has shown no respite in this trend of barbaric behavior.On Tuesday, January 2, regime authorities in
2 January، 2024 - Saudi Arabia carried out at least 172 executions in 2023, despite renewed promises from the Kingdom’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to limit the scope of capital punishment.Since the Crown Prince and his father, King Salman, assumed power in 2015, Saudi
Burundi’s president said gay people should be stoned, amid a larger crackdown on the LGBT community in the East African country.“If you want to attract a curse to the country, accept homosexuality,” Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye said in a question and answer session with journalists and
The French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal event in history, marked by profound social, political, and cultural changes.The revolution aimed to dismantle the existing monarchical system, abolish feudal privileges, and establish principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The upheaval had
Japan carried out no executions in 2023 for the first time in three years.Currently, there are 106 people on death row in Japan. Three of the inmates died and three death sentences were finalized this year, according to the Justice Ministry.The last execution was on July 26, 2022, when Tomohiro
India's foreign ministry had expressed shock after a court in Qatar sentenced them to death.A court in Qatar has commuted the death sentences of eight former Indian naval officers, India's foreign ministry has said."The sentences have been reduced," a ministry statement said on Thursday."Due to
The Filipina, whose supporters say is a victim of human trafficking, has been on death row in Indonesia for more than a decade.Jakarta, Indonesia – For more than a decade, Mary Jane Veloso has been held in a prison in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta awaiting execution after being found guilty
Tallahassee—Florida is one of five states that regularly uses the death penalty — and in 2023 the state stood out for its efforts to increase and expand the use of capital punishment. The state’s moves to resume executions after three years, to lower the bar for juries to recommend death
Cairo: A member of the Saudi advisory Shoura Council has proposed amending the kingdom’s anti-drug law to allow abolishing flogging as a form of punishment, a Saudi news portal has reported.Akhbar24, citing unspecified sources, said the proposal had been made by the council’s member Hadi Al
A federal judge has overturned the death penalty conviction of a Mississippi man, finding a trial judge didn’t give the man’s lawyer enough chance to argue that the prosecution was dismissing Black jurors for discriminatory reasons.U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills ruled Tuesday that the state
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 2, 2024: After spending 14 years on death row, Kurdish-Sunni political prisoner, Davoud Abdollahi was executed for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god) and efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth) in Ghezelhesar Prison.Iran Human Rights condemns the rampant
GENEVA (3 January 2024) – UN experts today expressed alarm over the imminent execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in the United States by nitrogen hypoxia – an untested method of execution which may subject him to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or even torture.“This will be the first attempt
Iran Human Rights Monitor (Iran HRM) has made an effort in its annual report to provide an overview of the human rights situation in Iran. Given that the judiciary in Iran extensively employed executions as the most ruthless and inhumane form of punishment in 2023, a significant portion of the
In a little over three weeks, the State of Alabama intends to strap a mask on the face of Kenny Smith as tight as possible to create an airtight.  Then, prison officials will step back, allow nitrogen to flow into the mask and wait for Smith to be declared dead.  If successful
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 29, 2023: Reza Eyvazi, a man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Kashan Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kashan Prison on 28 December. His identity has been established as 30-year-old
Iran and its proxy groups in the Middle East pose a serious threat to the WestIRAN has executed four “saboteurs” linked to Israel’s Mossad intelligence service, the Mizan news agency affiliated to the judiciary said.The killings could be seen as a possible revenge move after Senior Iranian
Eleven people, all convicted of drug trafficking, were executed last year.KUALA LUMPUR: It has been almost 10 years since Sangkari Pranthaman's brother has been in prison in Singapore and in that time, she has only held his hands twice.Both occasions were marked by extreme emotions on both ends
Ralph Leroy Menzies, who has been on Utah’s death row for 35 years, has an unusual attitude toward the penalty that awaits him. One the one hand he says that if the state is going to execute him it must use the firing squad. On the other, he contends that execution by that method would constitute
Saudi Arabia is currently promoting  the Saudi Green Initiative under which it plans to plant some 10 billion trees in order to “rehabilitate 40 million hectares of land and restore Saudi Arabia’s natural greenery.“With the world’s current focus on climate change, such an initiative will
Alabama has settled a lawsuit filed by a Death Row spiritual advisor who claimed the state’s procedures to execute an inmate violate the inmate’s religious liberty, the minister said.Under the settlement, the Rev. Jeff Hood will be able to anoint Kenneth Smith’s with oil and share the Holy
Nitrogen. I keep hearing the word repeatedly. In fact, the word presently consumes a good part of my life. Will it happen? Will it kill me? What are the dangers? Is it all hyperbole? I don’t know. I just know that I’ve been asked by Kenny Smith in Alabama to accompany him to the 1st execution by
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The lethal injection of an Oklahoma man scheduled to be executed next month has been paused for 100 days so that a hearing can be held to determine if he’s mentally competent enough to be executed.The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued the stay of execution on Dec. 22
December was the deadliest month in the kingdom, taking the total number of executions in 2023 to 170Saudi Arabia executed four people on New Year’s Eve, taking the total number of executions carried out in 2023 to 170, according to the Saudi Press Agency.The four people executed on 31 December
With China and Iran, the country is in the top three countries that apply the death penalty the most.Saudi Arabia executed 170 death row inmates in 2023, according to a report established by AFP based on announcements made by the Saudi authorities. This number is increasing compared to
Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) Taiwan's presidential candidates addressed the issue of the death penalty in Saturday's televised debate when Kuomintang presidential candidate (KMT) Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) brought it up in a question he asked of the other two candidates.In one of the few questions the candidates
Hideo Hiraoka has not forgotten the barbs and sneers directed his way over his cautious stance toward ordering death penalties when he was justice minister.More than a decade after leaving that post, Hiraoka was offended by another comment concerning capital punishment.Yasuhiro Hanashi was forced
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 has led to a surge in child marriage, as families struggle to cope with the economic and social upheaval.According to a recent report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), reported by the Independent newspaper, the number of child
According to the Iran Human Rights Society, on Monday, December 25, 2023, at least four prisoners accused of drug offenses executed in the central prisons of KhorramAbad and Isfahan.Execution in KhorramAbad Central PrisonOn Saturday, December 23, 2023, two prisoners accused of drug offenses named
SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit filed by five Utah death row inmates claiming the state's capital punishment statutes equate to cruel and unusual punishment has been dismissed.On Friday, 3rd District Judge Coral Sanchez agreed with a motion filed by the Utah Attorney General's Office that the lawsuit
A sessions court in Lahore has sentenced a Christian man to death in a three-year-old blasphemy case.The verdict was announced by Additional District and Sessions Judge Ishrat Abbas on December 20, 2023.The police lodged an FIR (237/20) dated June 2, 2020, on the complaint of a police officer
The North Carolina Supreme Court published a ruling Friday that a Black man on death row should not be given a new trial despite that he’d been sentenced to death by an all-white jury after prosecutors used a handout to strike Black people from the jury pool.Russell William Tucker was sentenced
Iran Human Rights (IHNRGO); December 22, 2023: Taher Davabi was executed for murder charges in Khorramabad Central Prison. Two drug death row inmates have also been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a